Visible to the public Can Multi-Layer Microfluidic Design Methods Aid Bio-Intellectual Property Protection?

TitleCan Multi-Layer Microfluidic Design Methods Aid Bio-Intellectual Property Protection?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsShayan, Mohammed, Bhattacharjee, Sukanta, Song, Yong-Ak, Chakrabarty, Krishnendu, Karri, Ramesh
Conference Name2019 IEEE 25th International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS)
Keywordsbioassay developer, bioassay implementation, biointellectual property protection, bioMEMS, biotechnology, composability, Foundries, industrial property, intellectual property rights, ip protection, lab-on-a-chip, Layout, microfluidics, Mixers, multilayer microfluidic design methods, Multiplexing, Nonhomogeneous media, policy-based governance, Product design, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, reverse engineering, significant fiscal person-hour investment, skilled person-hour investment, Three-dimensional displays, Valves
AbstractResearchers develop bioassays by rigorously experimenting in the lab. This involves significant fiscal and skilled person-hour investment. A competitor can reverse engineer a bioassay implementation by imaging or taking a video of a biochip when in use. Thus, there is a need to protect the intellectual property (IP) rights of the bioassay developer. We introduce a novel 3D multilayer-based obfuscation to protect a biochip against reverse engineering.
Citation Keyshayan_can_2019